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Reading Public Library Going “Fine Free”

by Reading Public Library

Jun 08, 2021
Reading Public Library

Reading Public Library has announced the start of a “Fine Free” pilot program that will eliminate fines on books, movies, music, and magazines.  Under this initiative, fines will not be charged for overdue items from days 1 to 29 after the due date. Some exceptions apply including museum passes, lost or damaged items, and items borrowed from non-participating libraries.  A list of participating libraries can be found at

According to RPL’s Executive Director, Bronwen Gamble, “This program is designed to remove barriers to library access for city residents.  People with current fines can speak with a librarian about fine forgiveness.  We are interested in promoting the many wonderful library resources by opening our doors as widely as possible to all of our neighbors.”

For more information: call 610.655.6350, ext. 223 or .

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